Project Manager – Building and Accommodation

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 25-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MFE/1451913
  • Job Title: Project Manager – Building and Accommodation
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Fixed Term/Secondment – 12 months 

  • Exciting relocation project
  • New role where you can take charge and make an impact
  • Flexible working approach

Great opportunity to help us move into a world-leading environmentally sustainable building!  

About the Role 

We are a dynamic, growing organisation and as a result we are moving – initially into larger temporary accommodation, then into our final new home at 8 Willis Street in 2021. 

We are looking for an experienced and innovative Project Manager to lead these key initiatives.  You will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the accommodation work programme and manage the end-to-end details of the project. This includes embedding a framework for the initial relocation that will achieve success for our final move. We also need someone to lead our thinking on our regional footprint. 

You will work closely and collaboratively with some great people from our IT, Organisational Development & Facilities teams, so you will need strong influencing skills to achieve results. 

This is a hands-on role and you will need to be willing to roll your sleeves up to get the job done.  Are you ready to accept the challenge? 

We care deeply about the wellbeing of our staff, so we need your help to make the transition to our new accommodation as seamless as possible. 

Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will offer: 

  • demonstrated experience leading a complex property move
  • strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels
  • exceptional organisational and planning skills to meet tight deadlines
  • strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • a solutions focus and the ability to put all the pieces of the puzzle together
  • a project management qualification such as PMP, CAPM, Prince 2
  • a sound understanding of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015
  • an understanding and appreciation of Te Ao Maori.

About the Ministry

The Ministry’s purpose – he whenua mana kura mō te tangata – is to make New Zealand the most liveable place in the world. Our people tell us the ‘top five’ things they love about MfE are:

  • how friendly and supportive the people are
  • the shared passion for the environment
  • the variety of challenging, meaningful work
  • working with smart talented colleagues they can learn from, and
  • our flexible approach to work. 

We support flexible approaches to work to ensure that we have the best person for the role.  This is a great time to be part of an agency delivering on its commitment to flexible working, as well as diversity and inclusion.. 

How to Apply  

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about this position, please contact Ngaire Howes at 

Salary range: $130k to $155k.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Applications close: Sunday, 8 March 2020 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.  We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.